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One Pot Chicken Curry Recipe

One Pot Chicken Curry Recipe - Indian Style

Absolutely simple and easy chicken curry made using pressure cooker or Instant Pot
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 415 kcal


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 1 Kg Chicken
  • 1 Onion Large size, finely chopped
  • 4 Garlic Cloves Finely chopped or grated
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Finely grated
  • 2 Green chillies Finely chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes Medium size, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Coriander Leaves Chopped
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Bayleaves
  • 2 Dried Red Chillies
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 Tsp Dried Fenugreek Leaves / Kasuri Methi
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee / Clarified Butter
  • 3 Tbsp Oil


  • Wash and drain the chicken pieces and keep aside.
  • Heat the pressure cooker over medium heat and add oil to it. Once oil is warm, add asafoetida and cumin seeds. Once they crackle, add bay leaves and dried red chillies. Add chopped onion now and sauté till pinkish brown.
  • Add grated garlic and ginger and sauté till raw smell fades away. Add chopped green chillies and sauté.
  • Add coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and garam masala and sauté. Now add chopped tomatoes and sauté till the mixture start oozing oil. 
  • Now add chicken pieces and mix well till they are nicely coated with the onion tomato masala. Sauté for 2-3 minutes and then add 1 cup of water. Mix well.
  • Put the lid on pressure cooker and cook it over low medium heat for 2-3 whistle. After that switch off the heat and let the pressure release naturally.
  • Once the pressure cooker is cooled and there is no air pressure, open the lid and add clarified butter and Kasuri methi to it. Mix well.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl and garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice or bread of your choice. 


  • This tastes best with fresh chicken, however in case using frozen chicken, keep the chicken to thaw before using it.
  • Asafoetida has been used in this recipe, however if you gluten-free, you may like to omit it.
  • Pressure cooking time varies according to the type of chicken. Baby chicken will take less time.


Nutrition Facts
One Pot Chicken Curry Recipe - Indian Style
Amount Per Serving
Calories 415 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 783mg34%
Potassium 454mg13%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 700IU14%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword desi chicken curry, indian style chicken curry, one pot chicken curry